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BARTON, THOMAS

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On board the U.S.S. Hunchback in the attack on Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. When an ignited shell, with cartridge attached, fell out of the howitzer upon the deck, Seaman Barton promptly seized a pail of water and threw it upon the missle, thereby preventing it from exploding.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Hunchback

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Hunchback in the attack on Franklin, Va., 3 October 1862. When an ignited shell, with cartridge attached, fell out of the howitzer upon the deck, Seaman Barton promptly seized a pail of water and threw it upon the missle, thereby preventing it from exploding.